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Quercus x 'Nadler' KINDRED SPIRIT® is often confused with:
Quercus bicolor Habit
Quercus robur 'Fastigiata' Tree Line
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Quercus nigra Form
Quercus montana Form
Tilia americana Tilia americana

Quercus x 'Nadler' KINDRED SPIRIT®

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KWER-kus
Description

Kindred Spirit® Oak is a hybrid of a Swamp Oak (Q. bicolor) and the Columnar English Oak (Q. robur 'Fastigiata').  It has a columnar growth habit and it was bread to be powdery mildew resistant. Even though it is a hybrid it still produces acorns that provide a food source for small mammals.  Mass plant them to form a tall hedge or use as a specimen.  Once established it is drought tolerant and it does tolerate clay soils and salt well.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#silver leaves#wildlife plant#salt tolerant#fall interest#hedges#small mammals#deciduous tree#fall color yellow#clay soils tolerant#food source hard mast fruit#fall color bronze#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#silver leaves#wildlife plant#salt tolerant#fall interest#hedges#small mammals#deciduous tree#fall color yellow#clay soils tolerant#food source hard mast fruit#fall color bronze#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Quercus
    Family:
    Fagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Acorns provide food for small mammals.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Powdery mildew
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green on top silver underneath displaying yellow and bronze fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Street Tree
    Attracts:
    Small Mammals
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Drought
    Salt
    Problems:
    Problem for Horses